Archive for June, 2017

Unification minister nominee says to seek inter-Korea summit if needed

SEOUL, June 26 (Yonhap) — Unification Minister-nominee Cho Myoung-gyon said Monday he will push for a summit between President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un if the meeting is needed to resolve the North’s nuclear development problem …

First-ever protest encircles the US embassy in Seoul

The US Embassy in Seoul’s Jongno District had been off limits to demonstrations until June 24, when the first legal demonstration was held in the area. During the demonstration against the THAAD deplo.. …

‘Kazakhstan, Korea kindred spirits in sustainable development’

ASTANA, Kazakhstan — According to Korean Ambassador to Kazakhstan Kim Dae-sik, the fact that Korea has the largest pavi …

New Administration Urged to Raise LNG Share in 8th Energy Plan

The share of LNG in overall power generation should be raised up to 33 percent through the eight power supply basic plan. As the Moon Jae-in administration is pushing a new energy drive to reduce reliance on nuclear and coal power generation, private LNG power suppliers such as SK E&S, POSCO Energy, and GS EPS, which have kept in silence, started raising their voices. Since 2010, these companies have invested several trillion won in LNG power plants, trusting the governmen… …

Choi Soon-sil Gets 1st Jail Sentence in Epic Trial

The Seoul Central District Court on Friday sentenced ex-President Park Geun-hye’s confidante Choi Soon-sil to three years in jail for obstructing official duties. The sentence, for a minor charge of pressuring Ewha Womans University to admit her daughter by trading on her connections, bodes ill for… …

(LEAD) S. Korea-U.S. alliance stands at 'critical juncture' amid threats from N.K.

(ATTN: ADDS more Kang’s remarks in last two paras) SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States stand at a “critical juncture” in their alliance in the face of the rapidly growing threats from North Korea but they will surely achieve …

North Korean IOC member says joint Korean team at PyeongChang 2018 may be difficult

(스포츠 서울) MUJU, South Korea, June 25 (Yonhap) — A veteran North Korean sports administrator visiting South Korea has exp …

'Moon, Trump Should Narrow Differences on N. Korea in the Summit'

[Politics] : United States experts on Korea affairs have suggested that President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump narrow their differences on North Korea and build ties in the upcoming summit.[more…] …

[Column] The Skills Gap: Blaming Workers Rather than Policy

Last week Donald Trump visited a technical college in Wisconsin. He was accompanied by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, several members of Congress, and top officials in his administration. The theme .. …

[From the scene] Why do Koreans oppose THAAD deployment?

On Saturday afternoon, thousands of South Koreans opposing the deployment of the US anti-missile program took to the str …

S. Korea-U.S. alliance stands at 'critical juncture' amid threats from N.K.

SEOUL, June 25 (Yonhap) — South Korea and the United States stand at a “critical juncture” in their alliance in the face of the rapidly growing threats from North Korea but they will surely achieve their “common goal” to successfully address the probl …

[Photo] Drought is also a disaster for fish

A fish that died after drying out due to drought, on the ground in Anseong, Gyeonggi Province, amid cracks 40-50 cm deep in the ground. Drought conditions are severe in Gyeonggi and Chungcheong provin.. …

Presidential Office Denies Asahi Report on THAAD Deployment

[Politics] : The presidential office Cheong Wa Dae has denied a Japanese newspaper’s report Saturday that the …[more…] …

S. Korea extends condolences over Chinese landslide deaths

SEOUL, June 24 (Yonhap) — South Korea extended condolences over deaths from a deadly landslide in China’s Mao County which buried more than 120 people on Saturday. The landslide stemming from a mountain swooped on and buried the casualties in a vi …

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China's Imports from N. Korea Drop 32% in May

[International] : China’s imports from North Korea have dropped sharply due to Beijing’s ban on coal imports from its …[more…] …

US senators call for greater cooperation on N. Korea

Top U.S. senators who led the introduction of a resolution welcoming South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s first official …

N. Korea repeats call on S. Korea to halt joint drills with U.S. forces

SEOUL, June 24 (Yonhap) — North Korea once again urged South Korea to remove all sanctions against the communist country and stop the latter’s joint military exercises with the United States as part of conditions to resume inter-Korean dialogue. T …

No. of Vulnerable Households Unable to Pay back Debts Rises to 1.26 Mil.

A study said the number of vulnerable households that may be unable to pay back their debts has increased to 1.26 million. Of these, the number of high-risk families is in excess of 300,000. If short-term interest rates go up, the number may increase rapidly. In the “June 2017 Financial Stability Report” submitted by the Bank of Korea to the National Assembly on June 22, the figure rose from 1,097,000 at the end of March 2015 to 1,263,000 as of the end of March last year. This is an increase … …

Top S. Korean and US diplomats have their first telephone conversation

Minister of Foreign Affairs Kang Kyung-wha had her first telephone conversation with US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson since taking office, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported. Kang and Tille.. …